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    • CommentAuthorAnopheles
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2009
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    Seems they have the principle down, and the means.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/article6936352.ece
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    Yeah, the only real problem to be overcome is that they currently need an animal-based nutrient broth which seems to make the whole thing moot.

    Won't help me much seeing as my veganism is for medical reasons.

    Still, anyone for long pig?
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      CommentAuthorbjacques
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2009
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    The article says they're working on the nutrient broth part.

    I wonder about this part:

    "The Vegetarian Society reacted cautiously yesterday, saying: 'The big question is how could you guarantee you were eating artificial flesh rather than flesh from an animal that had been slaughtered. It would be very difficult to label and identify in a way that people would trust.'"

    "Cultured" meat is going to cost more than regular meat at first, and I'd think any company trying to pass off the latter at a premium price would be exposed pretty quickly these days, and the EU at least is pretty strict about product labeling. When the price goes below that of slaughtered meat, it'll simply drive the latter off the market.
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    If they can make it taste good I’ll eat it. Especially in the case of pork; factory farmed pork is really only edible if converted to a spiced sausage, but getting all my pork from boutique pork farms or Europe ain’t cheap.
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      CommentAuthorcosta_k
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2009
     (7348.5)
    Honestly, if anyone can REALLY tell the difference through taste between a vat-grown porkchop and one carved off some bleeding and squealing living bacon factory, I'll eat my goddamn hat. As long as it's tasty and doesn't give me AIDS or eColi, I'll eat it.
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    If they can make a steak that looks and tastes like a regular steak, then I'll eat it. Damn I love steak.
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    If the organic war has proved anything*, it's that You Will Always Notice the Difference. But I'm interested, maybe I'll end up liking it more.

    *EDIT: and constant failed diet sodas, on and on
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2009
     (7348.8)
    RON JEREMY COCK CELL STEAK JENNA JAMESON NIPPLE BURGER OM NOM NOM
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2009
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    Sorry. Just thinking about the 'porn drives new technologies' thing.
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      CommentAuthorEthan Ede
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2009
     (7348.10)
    I will try any food item at anytime. I will eat any animal, endangered, vat grown, or otherwise.
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    @Oddcult I've got you rumbled, you were attempting Hiaku hah ha!
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2009
     (7348.12)
    Nah, I just want longpig and reckon that's the only way to get it to market.
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    I've heard an urban rumour from North Korea that it's available at some markets. I also recall a story back in the late 90's about a rural Russian woman who's dog was found choking after she fed it a bunch of free meat given to her at a market. Turns out it was choking on a wedding ring, but not hers. So I'm guessing it's still available in some regions if your culinary desires must be stated.
    • CommentAuthorVerissimus
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2009 edited
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    Now I want to live in a world where I can eat human meat.

    ....


    I mean without the guilt that usually plagues me after doing so.

    edit: on that note, does anyone think Warren would allow another IDNNTST thread??
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    well it´s good to know that in the future we won´t run out of Doner meat...
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
     (7348.16)
    according to my ex girlfriend, eating too much meat of your species can cause horrid brain diseases...
  8.  (7348.17)
    It might actually be more useful to produce vat grown fish meat.

    Cattle aren't endangered, blue fin tuna are.
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    Yeah, great point. The wastefulness of modern commercial fishing is insane. This might give the oceans a chance to bounce back. Save the Maryland blue crab, et al.

    Though it means I'll never become a whaler like my great-great-grandpa. Oh. Wait, that's a good thing.
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    It might actually be more useful to produce vat grown fish meat.

    That one would probably be pretty tough given that we eat carnivorous fish. Getting the nutrients in a manner that doesn’t damage existing feed fish stocks the way other forms are fish farming do might not be so easy.
    • CommentAuthorVerissimus
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009 edited
     (7348.20)
    Not all the fish we eat are carnivorous. Tilapia can thrive on a vegetarian diet.

    And those magical omega 3 fatty acids from fish like tuna and salmon can also be found in walnuts or linseed oil...